Author Topic: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)  (Read 4764 times)

Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2010, 04:04:54 pm »
A ride on acid! That would be something  :P
Those wonderful norks are never far from my thoughts, oh yeah!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2010, 04:08:29 pm »
A ride on acid! That would be something  :P

I'm not sure Sustrans' pubic liability insurance would cover such an endeavour!

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2010, 01:40:27 pm »
Gentle reminder ...

The next ride is this Sunday (20th).  Meet at the duck pond, on the River Walk in Witham at 11am.  We're off to The Cats at Woodham Walter.  Should be back by 2pm.

Oaky

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Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2010, 01:45:14 pm »
Gentle reminder ...

The next ride is this Sunday (20th).  Meet at the duck pond, on the River Walk in Witham at 11am.  We're off to The Cats at Woodham Walter.  Should be back by 2pm.

I suggest you lay off the dodgy powders in favour of proper MID-ESSEX ENERGY DRINK.

Will you be goign via Greggs?
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

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Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2010, 02:04:13 pm »
I've learnt my lesson regarding the powders and hopefully Greggs will have opened a new branch at Hoe Mill Lock.

You lot coming?

Oaky

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Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2010, 02:57:10 pm »
I've learnt my lesson regarding the powders and hopefully Greggs will have opened a new branch at Hoe Mill Lock.

You lot coming?

Quite possibly, en-famille.  Acorn #1 was quite keen on the idea of riding a bike to a pub.  Must be genetic.

If the weather's rubbish it might be just me though.
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

Audax Club Mid-Essex Fire Safety Officer
http://acme.bike

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2010, 03:13:26 pm »
If the weather's rubbish I might be on my own as well.  In fact it could just be the two of us!

Metcheck seems to be fooked at the moment so I can't get a forecast.

Oaky

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Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2010, 03:15:52 pm »
... In fact it could just be the two of us!

But will you still be issuing the walkie-talkies in that case?
You are in a maze of twisty flat droves, all alike.

85.4 miles from Marsh Gibbon

Audax Club Mid-Essex Fire Safety Officer
http://acme.bike

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2010, 03:21:58 pm »
... In fact it could just be the two of us!

But will you still be issuing the walkie-talkies in that case?

Naturally!  In fact they are charging up right now!

Auntie Helen

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Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2010, 03:54:09 pm »
Just got an email through Colchester Cycling Campaign advertising this - including Oscar's Dad's mobile phone number. Now loose on the internet...
My blog on cycling in Germany and eating German cake – http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk


Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2010, 05:28:06 pm »
 ::-)

Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2010, 05:35:25 pm »
Telephone boxes and now the Internet, what ever next :o

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2010, 05:40:29 pm »
 ;D

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2010, 03:25:53 pm »
We did our second ride yesterday with a bigger turnout, we had 12 riders on a variety of machines with an age range of 3 to 70+ years.

Yours truly ...



... led a motley crew ...



... to The Cats at Woodham Walter ...



Here we see the peloton sweeping past on the homeward leg ...



After a leisurely 15 miles the grateful throng were treated to locally brewed beer (Maldon Gold from The Mighty Oak Brewery) and BBQed sausages in our back garden.

Suitably fortified we found the strength to indulge in that age old Essex pastime of shoving a small child through a cat flap - fun for all the family ...



Many thanks to all those that took part and helped out.

clarion

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Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2010, 04:09:31 pm »
Looks like fun (especially the posting the kids through a catflap). :thumbsup:
Getting there...

Oscar's dad

  • aka Septimus Fitzwilliam Beauregard Partridge
Re: Gently guided rides (Witham, Essex)
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2010, 03:56:58 pm »
The evening ride on Wednesday went well. 

We had a nice chap called Grant turn up with his 6 week old Claud Butler hybrid.  Previously Grant had only cycled 2 or 3 miles to work.  I met him and his girlfriend just before the 20th June ride, gave him a leaflet and he joined our Facebook group.  Now he's done 25 miles and is pretty pleased with himself.

We met up with the Mid-Essex Mid Week Nocturnal Series gang at The Walnut Tree but fortunately left before the fun started!  ;D

With three rides now behind us we turn our attention to the fourth ride in the series …

The date is Sunday 18th July and the meeting point at 11:00am is the duck pond on the River Walk in Witham.  I have two routes in mind and will choose the best one based on who turns up on the day and the weather. 

The longer option (about 15 miles, just under 2 hours of riding) takes us down Paulk Hall Lane, one of our favourites.  This quiet lane hides a secret not to mention some mischievous puncture fairies so bring some spare inner tubes.  We will be stopping at the Square & Compasses, Fuller Street for a break.

The shorter option (about 10 miles, around an hour of riding) takes us to The Green Man at Little Braxted from which point its downhill all the way back to Witham!